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The Most Brothers Who Played County Senior Football

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4 McGuigans - Frank, Brian, Tommy & Shay - all played senior football for Tyrone in the Mickey Harte era. Not altogether surprising, given that their father was one of the most talented footballers to ever play the game.

Thomas Clarke (Tyrone) - Posts: 972 - 21/02/2018 10:35:52    2078945

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Sunday was one of those days. Happens, nothing went right , and beforehand many myself including would have said pace and our running game was our strong point. But on Sunday we were flat and tbh looked tired. That's the beauty of football I guess."
Tired???? After only the 3rd National league game?
Maybe ye putting too much emphasis on the O Byrne Cup this year!!

Inaroundehouse (Cavan) - Posts: 762 - 21/02/2018 10:52:48    2078948

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Tomsmith here

I just wonder what County has the distinction of having the most brothers that played County Senior football.
I think the County Meath had 3 Lyons brother, one being Michael.Pauric and another one of them."
The 7 McKenna brothers from An Eochair in Tyrone must hold some sort of record, all 7 represented Tyrone in 70/80's at some level from minor, U21 to senior with 3 of them appearing together on the same team in the 1980 championship.

2leftfeet (None) - Posts: 129 - 21/02/2018 15:47:36    2079010

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When Laois won the 1936 Leinster final brothers Bill, Chris, Mick and Jack Delaney played with their uncle tom played at full-back.
Bill captained Leinster to victory in 1939, with Mick, Chris and Jack also on the team and he won four further Railway cup medals

crikey (Australia) - Posts: 349 - 30/03/2018 01:59:32    2089463

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Replying To yelowbelly:  "4 Quigley brothers, Dan, John, Martin & Pat all started in the forwards in the 1970 All Ireland against Cork."
was dan not centre back on that team?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2949 - 30/03/2018 15:12:42    2089550

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In 2012 brothers Conor and Shane Hogan started for New York against Sligo. Both brothers are New York born and came through the New York underage system.

TheDigger (USA) - Posts: 36 - 30/03/2018 16:58:35    2089566

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Replying To perfect10:  "was dan not centre back on that team?"
He might well have been, I couldn't contradict you. I do know that around that time (1970ish) he was out of the game for a while through injury and when he returned he played corner or full forward for a few years

yelowbelly (Wexford) - Posts: 351 - 30/03/2018 21:43:03    2089607

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Not brothers, but sisters: the Murray triplets currently play for Waterford senior ladies footballers.

football first (None) - Posts: 1101 - 30/03/2018 22:45:17    2089617

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Replying To football first:  "Not brothers, but sisters: the Murray triplets currently play for Waterford senior ladies footballers."
Waterford not being a well known football county. The Flemings. Tommy, Mickey, Ollie and Billy. Not sure if all at the same time but may be. Tommy was a good goal keeper. Mickey a big center field man and Billy a stylish forward.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 348 - 31/03/2018 00:41:01    2089636

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Kerry had the four Sheehy Brothers in the 60s
Niall Paudie Sean Og Brian The Lucey Brothers
Jimmy Noel Vencent Paul

wfkerry (USA) - Posts: 893 - 31/03/2018 00:57:05    2089637

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Replying To extranjero:  "Former Wexford goalkeeper Damien Fitzhenry was the youngest of 15. In the late 80s his club Duffry Rovers won 7 football championships in a row, and the team had about 7/8 of the brothers playing at the same time. I'm fairly sure a few of them played for the Wexford footballers aswell, but how many and at the same time,I don't know, does anyone else know anything about it?"
Seamus and Martin also played senior for Wexford and possibly one or two more Fitzhenrys

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1677 - 31/03/2018 12:40:49    2089678

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Replying To wfkerry:  "Kerry had the four Sheehy Brothers in the 60s
Niall Paudie Sean Og Brian The Lucey Brothers
Jimmy Noel Vencent Paul"
I remember the Sheehy's so well ,I think that just two of them played in the All Ireland against Down Niall at fullback and Paudie at left half forward ,and what a forward he was almost unstoppful in full flow ,but Down were on the way up then and should have won more than two All Ireland s with that team disrupted somewhat by their trip to America just before the championship .Kerry came back as they always do to beat Roscommon in62 and I believe Sean Og captained that team .Paudie died at an early age but won four All Ireland's .Their father was some player as well but before my time .I believe one of the Lucey's also died young but only remember Noel and Jimmy playing .U could write ten best seller's about Kerry footballers ,they r like the Austrailling Boomerang they just keep coming back.Maybe one day when u get tired of winning u might let Donegal in on your secret ha-ha .

gaanervous (Donegal) - Posts: 116 - 31/03/2018 13:31:45    2089684

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Replying To waynoI:  "The dubs had Paul, Bernard and Alan brogan."
Plus The Timmons John end Joe The Foleys Des and Lar Kevin and Brendan Mc Manamom .Mick end Vinny Holden David and Michael Hickey to name but a few

dubarra (Wicklow) - Posts: 343 - 31/03/2018 13:38:04    2089686

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Lar and Des Foley of Dublin...Football and hurling

Declan and Sean Bonner of Donegal

Ray, Brendan, and Kevin Cummins Hurling for Cork

Tom and Jim Cashman hurling for Cork

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 337 - 31/03/2018 13:46:40    2089689

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Replying To Rockies:  "Lar and Des Foley of Dublin...Football and hurling

Declan and Sean Bonner of Donegal

Ray, Brendan, and Kevin Cummins Hurling for Cork

Tom and Jim Cashman hurling for Cork"
All football"

Pat and John Donnellan of Galway
Martin and Jack Quinn of Meath
Dan and James McCartan of Down
Flor and Tim F. Hayes of Cork

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 337 - 31/03/2018 14:11:59    2089694

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Replying To Rockies:  "All football"

Pat and John Donnellan of Galway
Martin and Jack Quinn of Meath
Dan and James McCartan of Down
Flor and Tim F. Hayes of Cork"
What about the Rackards of Wexford .
The McHugh,s of Donegal.
The ONeill, s of Down.
We could go on and on.

Tonyjack61 (Donegal) - Posts: 167 - 31/03/2018 16:06:15    2089706

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Replying To Tonyjack61:  "What about the Rackards of Wexford .
The McHugh,s of Donegal.
The ONeill, s of Down.
We could go on and on."
Tony

Tomsmith here

We will pick out the players from your own County the MacHughs
How many of them were brothers, I seem to tking that Jamie and martin were brothers and Owen and Mark are sons . correct me on this one.

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3163 - 03/04/2018 23:25:07    2090865

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So does that make it the McGoldricks from Derry and the Mones from Monaghan with 5 brothers each the leaders... ?? Or is there a 6 out there?

Farney (Monaghan) - Posts: 667 - 04/04/2018 14:31:53    2091031

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slightly of topic but interesting nonetheless, i remember a qualifier in Clones in 2005 between Cavan and Meath and if memory serves me all the left flank of the field were O' Reillys

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 278 - 04/04/2018 15:59:51    2091065

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Fermanagh had three pairs of brothers play in the league final on Saturday.The Quigleys, the Jones, the corrigans. Would have been a 4th but one of the McCusker brothers was injured.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4867 - 04/04/2018 16:03:23    2091068

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